Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Pompom Chronicles Part 2

So after succumbing to the pompom/Last Hurrah scarf bug as I mentioned in my previous post, I decided to make a few more of the Last Hurrah scarves with pompoms attached.

My next two finished scarves were the:

Purple and Green Hurrah, knit with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, in the Fig and Cilantro colorways. I'm really liking this scarf because the colors are very vivid and attention-grabbing. It looks like the perfect scarf for anyone looking to add a striking, colorful accessory to their winter wardrobe.




The next one is the one I call the Neopolitan Ice Cream Scarf. I bought a hank of Cascade Eco wool for a design I was working on. When I received the yarn, I realized it was too thin for the pattern I had in mind, so I relegated it to the stash to wait for a more suitable project. Once I got into these scarves, I thought a pink/white/brown scarf would look, sort of like the colors in a Cherry Blossom tree. I went digging in my stash and found a lone ball of Malabrigo merino worsted in pink and brown, and the forgotten Cascade Eco wool.

My initial attempt had me holding one strand of the Malabrigo, and one strand of the Cascade Eco wool, but it looked like I would run out of Malabrigo pretty soon. Since the Cascade Eco has a lot of yardage, I decided to double-strand the Eco, and add it to the Malabrigo, making it three strands of yarn. To accommodate the extra strand, I switched to US #19 needles from the US #17 I was using. This resulted in the perfect, super squishy, super soft Last Hurrah scarf. I called it Neopolitan, but it could be also Cherry Blossom. Whatever the name, it's a gorgeous scarf.




Both scarves are available for sale in my Etsy shop. I'll bring you more on the Pompom Chronicles next week. Due to this knitting stint, I now have 20 items listed in my shop, which I'm very happy about. My goal is to have 50 items on there, but I'm not sure I'll make it by Christmas time. I'll keep my fingers crossed and flying over the needles, so let's see how far I get.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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